I performed factory reset on my Galaxy S8 incautiously, but later I realized that I didn't make a backup! Anyone have good ideas to get the contacts and messages back? I need them desperately.
Can Lost Data be Recovered after Factory Reset Android?
Factory reset is an significant feature on all mobile devices running Android operating system. It means a restoration of an Android device to the state when left the factory. In daily life, you may need perform this option in order to fix some system errors, speed up your device, wipe personal information, etc. However, that means all your data, including important photos, contacts, messages, call logs, videos, audios, settings and more will be deleted.
After files are erased from phone, they are just marked as invisible. As long as the space used to store the data is not overwritten, you still have chance to get them back. So in order to increase the chance of recovery, don't use your Android device after data loss. In the following paragraphs, we will offer some tips on how to recover deleted files from Android after factory reset.
Method 1: Restore Android Data after Factory Reset from Backup
Many Android users have the habit of backing up data regularly with the local backup feature. That will help you a lot after factory reset. No matter why you reset your Android phones or tablets, just go to "Settings" and enter "Backup & restore". then you can select the most relevant file to retrieve data from backup.
Method 2: Recover Data after Factory Reset Android without Backup
If you forgot to make a backup of your Android device before factory reset, the Yolisoft Android Data Recovery is highly recommended to you. It can help you restore lost photos, contacts, SMS messages, videos, call history, WhatsApp chats, music, and more after you factory reset your Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, Huawei, OnePlus, etc.
All the popular and latest Android phones&tablets are supported, such as Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Note 7, Note 5, J7, J5; HTC 10, A9, M9, LG V20, V10, Sony Xperia Z5, Motorola Droid, Google Nexus, OnePlus 3, and Huawei Honor 9.
1.Run the Recovery Software and Connect Android
After launching this program, you will be prompted to connect your device to PC or Mac via USB cable. Then turn on the USB debugging with the on-screen instructions.
2.Select File Types and Scan Lost Data on Device
It will display all the data types it supports. All data types will be chosen by default. Or you can just select the type of files you want to recover. Tap "Next" to continue. Now there are two scanning modes for you to choose. You can try the "Standard Mode" first which goes faster. If the result of this mode doesn't satisfy your needs, you can then use the "Advanced Mode". Then click "Start" to begin analyzing and scanning your Android.
3.Recover Lost/Deleted Data after Factory Reset Android
Once the scanning finishes, you're allowed to preview the results in well-categorized list. Choose all or only mark what you want to save them on computer by pressing "Recover" button.